Santiago Alvarez

Distinguished TME

Service Provider

Santiago is a distinguished engineer at Cisco Systems focused on network routing and programmability. He is responsible for influencing technology innovation and driving its adoption worldwide. Santiago is a regular speaker at various networking conferences throughout the world and at Cisco Live. He is the author of the Cisco Press “QoS for IP/MPLS Networks”. Santiago holds a BS in Computer Science, a MS in Computer Science and a MS in Telecommunications.


February 6, 2017


Simplifying Network Programmability with Model-Driven APIs

2 min read

We previously discussed how data models have become a key component of network programmability and the role they play in cloud-scale networking. Data models provide a clear representation of the capabilities of a networking device with a definition that is structured, well defined and computer friendly. But, how can a programmer use models to control […]